RAMS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN LOSS TO UMBC

Final Score: UMBC 11, VCU 8
Records: VCU (1-1, 0-0 A-10), UMBC (2-0, 0-0 America East)

The Short Story: After UMBC opened the game with a 5-0 lead, the Rams mounted a comeback and trimmed the Retrievers' lead to just 7-6 with 14:43 remaining.  UMBC scored three unanswered goals to thwart the VCU comeback.

QUICK FACTS

  • Jessica Del Rossi scored a team-high three goals on six shot attempts.
  • Sky Hyatt scored two goals and added an assist and two draw controls.
  • Molly Barcikowski had three assists, three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
  • Clare Murphy also scored two goals for VCU.
  • VCU outshot UMBC 26-20 overall and 19-16 in shots on goal.
  • Lauren McDonald led UMBC with three goals.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU fell behind 5-0 with 12:41 left in the first half.
  • The Rams rallied scoring three of the next four goals to trail just 6-3 at halftime.
  • VCU continued its run scoring three of the first goals of the second half and cut the UMBC lead to just 7-6 with 14:43 left.
  • UMBC scored three unanswered goals to go up 10-6 with 8:34 left and the Rams were unable to get closer than three goals the remainder of the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU hosts Longwood at 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Cary Street Field.